History & Significance of Holi Festival

Holi, also known as Holika, is an ages old Hindu festival. Ancient hindu scriptures, ‘Purvamimamsa-Sutras’ and ‘Kathaka-Grhya-Sutras’ written by Jaimini explained the history, legend, stories and significance of Holi festival. It is said that Holi was celebrated by Aryans in early civilization of India (people of Harappa and Mohenzodaro civilizations). In 2019, Holi date is […]

Holi, The Festival of Colours in Ancient Texts and Inscriptions

Holi is considered as an ancient Hindu festival. Several Vedas and Puranas mentioned Holi celebrations and references of the festival. In 2017, Holi date is March 12 | 13. Holikotsav in Puranas and other ancient texts: The Narada Purana and the Bhavishya Purana are the important puranas in which we can see the reference of […]

Holi Rituals & Customs, Traditions of Holi Festival

People follow the rituals and customs of the ancient festival Holi with utmost care and devotion. In 2017, Holi date is March 12 / 13. Celebrations of Holika Dahan – the Holy Bonfire The day before Holi is celebrated as Holika Dahan. On this day, the effigy of Holika, the sister of the Demon King Hiranyakashyapa […]